Browse Abstracts (80 total)

| by Radunsky, Vladimir//Radunsky, Eugenia

Three brothers, Yuck, Yucka-Druck, and Yucka-Drucka-Droni, are very different but get along just fine. They meet three sisters, Zippa, Zippa Drippa, and Zippa-Drippa-Limpomponi who make the brothers very happy. The brothers each marry one of the sisters and they then each have one child. The families live together in a big house with a cat, a dog, a pig, and a frog.

| by McGill, Alice

After spilling a bucket of milk and being brought before the court, Molly Walsh is sent from England to America as an indentured servant. After seven long years she gains her freedom, a farm of her own, and an African slave who becomes her husband.

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

Little Bear draws grandma a picture and sends it with Hen. Grandma is pleased with the picture and sends Little Bear a kiss in return through Hen, who passes it on to a friend. Eventually, the kiss reaches two skunks who decide to get married.

| by de Mejo, Oscar

Homer sets out from Scotland to find gold in California. He has all sorts of crazy adventures before he is successful. He experiences everything from meeting an outer space Captain to marrying the Captain's daughter.

| by Buehner, Carolyn

Fanny Agnes is a young farm girl who dreams of marrying a prince. When her fairy godmother does not arrive the day of the ball, Fanny decides to marry Hebert, a local farmer. As Fanny gets older, she realizes that Herbert really is her prince.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

Babar is an elephant who has a wonderful adventure. After his mother died tragically from a hunter, Babar goes into the city, where he lives with a little old lady. Upon returning to the forest, Babar is elected king and is married to Celeste, another young elephant. The two set off for their honeymoon.

| by Ray, Mary Lyn

Take a trip with Anna through the happenings in her life. Look at Anna's experiences with piano lessons, picking blueberries with siblings, her marriage, and her children. After eighty years she is still playing the piano in the same house she grew up in.

| by Kroll, Virginia

Parents tell their children how they became a family. There are birth families, adoption families, single-parent families, two parent families, and different ethnic families.

| by Pyle, Howard

Bearskin, an infant son of a miller, is sent down the river by the king only to be found by a she-bear who raises him. As Bearskin gets older he goes out into the world to be with other people. He learns about a three-headed dragon who takes the princess. If anyone can kill the dragon, then they get to marry the princess. Will Bearskin be able to kill the dragon and win her heart?

| by Schroeder, Alan

Willie isn't a smart man, but he sure is strong. He decides to enter a contest to prove it. However, Delilah and her granny have to get him in shape first. Now Willie's reputation and Delilah's love depend on his winning the contest. Do you think he can do it?

| by Stanley, Diane

The town sheriff adopts eight orphans to save them from the mean Ms. Stump, but there are a few problems. Pa is not too good at cooking and his cleaning is quite shabby. The orphans one wish is for him to get married. One of the orphans, Sweetness, believes a letter that arrived in the mail is the answer.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

A girl named Shirley is independent and very active while growing up. She meets Claude on their way out West to pan for gold. The two become quick friends and at the end decide to get married.

| by de Mejo, Oscar

Gwen and her sister, Elizabeth, help find a tiny wife for their equally tiny friend, Sir Theodore.

| by Steig, William

Shrek, an ugly beast, is sent out in the world by his parents to discover his future. He scares everyone who sees him. He marries an ugly prince and lives happily ever after.

| by Willhoite, Michael

Daniel's daddy marries a man. A commitment ceremony is viewed through the eyes of a child.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

The story is about the famous elephant Babar and his adventures in getting married. It illustrates how he introduces his bride to family and friends, the wedding ceremony, and the celebration afterwards. This book was entirely in French and the pictures tell the story.

| by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

A man and his wife set off in their wagon to go to the market. On the way there the husband is very rude and impatient to everyone he comes across on the trip. During the trip, the man's wife tells her husband how much she would love to have some strawberries from the market but he tells her to stop complaining. At the market, the husband exchanges his fish for flour and his wife is very upset and doesn't talk to him on the way home. The next trip to market, the husband is friendly to everyone he meets and buys a big basket of strawberries for his wife. He thinks everyone else has changed, not…

| by Stadler, John

Mrs. Calamari moves into a new apartment and the landlord tells her No cats allowed! Mrs. Calamari is not about to put her cats out on the street, she'll have to think of something. Mrs. Calamari and her cats become friends to the landlord and he accepts them.

| by Galdone, Paul

Jack's house is a lot more than just his house. Many animals and people have a connection to this seemingly simple house.

| by Tafuri, Nancy

A farmer kisses his wife and sets off a sequence of happenings on the farm.
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